July 24, 2017

A Day of Meals in The Hamptons

In the summer, The Little Miss Party team spends at least a few days of the work week out at Seri’s house in The Hamptons. Since one of our favorite things to do is EAT, we make it a point to sit down at every meal and bond as a team over food. We still can’t get over a couple of our favorite meals from early July, so today we’re sharing the simple (but delicious!) ingredients with you.

LUNCH

We started out this lunch with assorted cheeses and fresh figs.

For the main part of the meal, we each were able to assemble our own sandwiches using ciabatta rolls, arugula, ham, turkey, and fresh peaches. The sweet fruit complimented the bitter greens and salty meats so perfectly.

We also made a batch of fresh mint lemonade to enjoy in our PARTY PEOPLE govino cups!

DINNER

This fresh dinner made by Seri and Natalie had us all feeling full yet healthy after a long work day. The key to this fabulous dinner was simple ingredients.

The roasted potatoes were seasoned simply with olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. With the flesh side up (for best crispiness) we let the potatoes roast for around 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Our salad was inspired by a recipe from Love and Lemons. We tossed Boston Lettuce with strawberries, mozzarella balls, pecans, avocado, basil, cherry tomatoes, and thickened balsamic.

Finally, our blackened chicken thighs were the simplest preparation for the most delicious taste. Nothing but olive oil, salt, and pepper thrown onto the meat before blackening it on the grill.

These Hamptons meals have been simple, delicious, and absolutely stunning for photos! Can’t wait to enjoy dinners together all summer long.

xx, Maggie
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July 23, 2017

Seri’s Closet: Lunch in the Village

Most summer days, Seri works remotely from The Hamptons to escape the city heat and spend time with her kids. Occasionally, she makes her way back to Manhattan for meetings and events. This time, she came prepared with an awesome summer outfit perfect for lunch in the Village.

Shop the full look below!

xx, Maggie
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July 21, 2017

Ready, Set, Weekend with Simply Beautiful Eating

When I go grocery shopping with Steve, it’s always an experience. Let me explain.

Usually, we stay together and one of us pushes the cart down each aisle as we peruse the items that will ultimately make it into the cart. As a rule, the collaboration on what’s A YES and what’s A NO usually goes something like this:

ME: “OOOOOO!!! Look at these…..I want to make ______with them.”

STEVE: “YOU DON’T NEED THEM.”

ME: “Yes, I do. Can you imagine what they will look like in a photograph?”

STEVE: “It’s going to go bad in the fridge before you ever photograph them.”

ME: “NO, I’m going to make the recipe when we get home.”

STEVE: “YA, RIGHT.”

ME: “Can I get these too?”

STEVE: “NO”

ME: “WHY?”

STEVE: “Because you will forget that you have the container and it will expire”.

Enter these gooseberries. I have to admit something to you but you need to promise not to tell Steve, okay?

I really didn’t need these. Don’t get me wrong, they were super cute and really made for an unusal twist to this recipe BUT the bottom line is, they were totally an impulse buy and were not ripe enough to eat out of the container.

That’s exactly why there is a good amount of honey in this recipe because unless you like things REALLY SOUR, and I mean SOUR, you are going to want to ripen these on your window sill for a few days OR until you forget about them.

Oh, and my solution for shopping with Steve is not going shopping with Steve. I usually make my way to the store to buy everything my heart desires, quickly unpack it and try to camouflage it in the fridge. Works like a charm, until he finds it with arms and sleeves three months from now.

GOOSEBERRY MANUKA FROZEN YOGURT

– 1 cup low fat vanilla flavoured yogurt
– ¼ cup Manuka honey
– pinch of cinnamon
– 1 pint fresh gooseberries, frozen

1) Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
2) Select Variable 1.
3) Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed.
4) Use the tamper to press ingredients into the blades.
5) In about 30-60 seconds, the sound of the motor will change and four mounds should form.
6) Stop machine. Do not over mix or melting will occur. Serve immediately with additional gooseberries for garnish.

See you next week!

debi @simplybeautifuleating
Simply Beautiful Eating

xx, Debi
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July 20, 2017

DIY Glitter Balloon

Last week, we hosted a Garden Party Bridal Shower (post and video on that coming soon!) using our Little Miss Shower Party in a Box. In that box is one of our favorite script balloons, and we decided to glam it up for this event. It’s the easiest DIY ever and such a quick way to add a little sparkle to your decor.

We created this video with each of the steps. Watch and see just how easy it is!

You will need:
-A foil balloon, like our “love” balloon shown here.
Spray adhesive, which we found on Amazon.
-Iridescent craft glitter from Michael’s.

We can’t wait to see how you transform this DIY! Be sure to share your photos with us by tagging @littlemissparty on Instagram!

xx, Maggie
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July 19, 2017

National Hot Dog Day

On any given night of the summer, the team at Little Miss Party sits down together (like a little family!) to eat dinner. As party stylists, there’s nothing we love more than an excuse to celebrate, especially when it involves food. Today is National Hot Dog Day and we took full advantage of it to make the cutest hot dog bar ever.

We set up our cart, diner stools, and ingredients by the pool.

I even made little flags for each topping! If you want to create them yourself, just use some black paper, metallic marker, wooden skewers, and double-sided tape.

Finally, it was time to fire up the grill, and get to topping!

Once we all had our baskets ready, we set the table…

and poured some rosé in our favorite shatterproof Party People cups!

All I have to say is there’s nothing quite like an old fashioned hot dog on a summer night. We highly recommend it!

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

xx, Maggie
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